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46368 (5) (0.61 mi)
46403 (1) (5.2 mi)
46342 (3) (5.46 mi)
46409 (8) (8.02 mi)
46383 (15) (8.03 mi)
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  • Douglas Lawson, M.D.

    3564 Scottsdale St
    Portage, IN 46368
  • Daniel Lott, D.O.

    3564 Scottsdale St
    Portage, IN 46368
  • Short Cheryl D Md - Portage Ofc

    3630 Willowcreek Road
    Portage, IN 46368
  • Strickland Crystal A MD - Portage

    3630 Willowcreek Road
    Portage, IN 46368
  • Ledyard Thomas Md

    6450 USHighway 6
    Portage, IN 46368
  • John Carter, MD

    Lake George Medical Ctr
    164 Bracken Pkwy
    Hobart, IN 46342
  • Richard Stookey, MD

    Lake George Medical Ctr
    295 S Wisconsin St
    Hobart, IN 46342
  • Center for Imaging & Radiation of St MRY MDCL Cnte

    300 West 61st Av
    Hobart, IN 46342
  • Gary Babcoke, MD

    Westchester Medical Group Inc
    950 Dickenson Rd # A # A
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Carolyn Beyer, DO

    419 S Jackson Blvd
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • George Kamber, MD

    805 Shannon Dr
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Richard Turk, DO, MD

    748 E Porter Ave # 2
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • David Chube, MD

    Chube Medical Corp
    3229 Broadway Ste 111
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Alfonso Holliday, MD

    Holliday Health Care
    8410 Maple Ave
    Gary, IN 46403
  • Wheeler Angela R MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Uwidia Godwin C E Md

    2200 Grant Street
    Gary, IN 46404
  • Miller Alexander C MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Stewart Linda T MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Coleman Brian E MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Tate Harry T MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Diveris John M MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Kapotas James S MD

    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Dragomer Andrei S Md

    600 Grant Street
    Gary, IN 46402
  • Azaran Abdol Md

    300 West 80th Place Rear
    Gary, IN 46410
  • Elon De Bois

    3290 Grant St Ste 112
    Gary, IN 46408
  • Philip Nowzaradan, MD

    754 McCool Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • James Taylor, MD

    James E Taylor Medical Corp
    2102 Evans Ave
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • St Mary Medical Center Inc

    850 Marsh Street
    Suite C
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Leland Michael C Md

    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Pi R Lori Md

    2421 Laporte Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Makovsky Theodore MD Inc

    Valparaiso
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Covey Thomas Md

    2101 Comeford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Bishop Susan L Md - Valparaiso Ofc- If No Answer Dial

    1101 Glendale Boulevard
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Malayter James A MD

    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Lin Eugene Md

    2101 Comeford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Ratnayake Tikiri MD Inc

    1910 Calumet Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Kay Thomas H Md

    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Gatz Jeffery Md

    2101 Comeford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Thompkins Anton A MD

    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Gruszka Paul J MD

    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Mazurek Mitchell J MD

    1101 Glendale Boulevard
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Thoma Bruce J MD

    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Gregorio Badar, MD

    Badar Corp
    5490 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • William Pierce, MD

    Pierce Clinic
    210 E 90th Dr
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Brian Weiss, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physicians
    202 E 86th Pl
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Khokhar A M Md

    7899 Taft Street
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Madanes Amos E MD

    51 West 86th Avenue
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Merrillville Clinic Pc

    7899 Taft St
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Dragomer Andrei S Md

    8701 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Adams-Miller Vallee Md

    8777 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410

General Practitioner Info

General Practitioner Summary:
A general practitioner is a medical doctor that treats patients for illnesses, whether they are long term or short term in duration. This type of doctor also offers preventive health care and patient education for maintenance of health and overall well being.

These doctors use a holistic approach to treat patients. Their patients may be healthy or may have one of multiple health care problems. The general practitioner was common in the past, but has mostly been replaced by newer titles such as the family doctor and the primary care physician.

Conditions Treated:


General practitioners treat both acute and chronic illnesses of nearly every type that do not require the services of a specialist. While the medical issues treated by these doctors may be exhaustive, some of these conditions may include:

and many, many more.

Specialties:


General practitioners can obtain additional qualifications in areas such as adolescent medicine and geriatric medicine. Others include hospice, sleep medicine, and sports medicine.

Procedures and Treatments:


General practitioners use interviews combined with a physical examination to make a diagnosis or to check up on continuing health and wellness. These doctors may recommend or perform lab procedures such as taking blood and performing x-rays. General practitioners may prescribe medications and offer nutrition and activity advice, in addition to making recommendations for specific patient lifestyle changes. Additional procedures may involve in-office surgical procedures such as lancing and draining abscesses.

Profession Details:


After completion of a Bachelor Degree with a strong emphasis in one of the science fields, a candidate must attend at least 4 years of education at an accredited medical school, followed by a 3 - 7 year residency program. An additional 1 - 3 years of fellowship is necessary for those wishing to add a specialty or additional qualifications. Specific exams are required, then the doctor must become licensed in the state in which he or she will practice medicine. Voluntary board certification may also be obtained.

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General Practitioner FAQs:

What is a General Practitioner?
A General Practitioner is a healthcare professional who practices medicine and is licensed by a state board.

What type of work does a General Practitioner do?
A General Practitioner counsels and examines patients for injuries or diseases. A General Practitioner can do minor procedures, for example, treat skin lesions.

What's the difference between a General Practitioner and a Family Doctor?
A Family Doctor is a General Practitioner with the additional education and training for Family Doctor designation. Both treat a wide range of health issues, but the family doctor has additional training for the needs specific to patients of all ages.

Can my whole family see a General Practitioner?
While the General Practitioner is qualified to treat all patients, he or she should have additional qualifications in family medicine in order to be up-to-date on issues that are specific to children and the elderly.

What can I see a General Practitioner for?
You can see a General Practitioner for any common problem. A General Practitioner can take care of patients of all ages.

How many General Practitioners are there in the United States?
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that there are approximately 209,000 in the United States as of 2010.

How do I find a General Practitioner in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a General Practitioner in your state. Select General Practitioner from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a General Practitioner in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a General Practitioner in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of General Practitioners in your city and state.


General Practitioner Related Terms:
general practice, family doctor, primary care physician, physical examinations, cholesterol testing, wound care, pap smears, immunizations, skin biopsies, fitness programs, stress reduction plans, ongoing evaluations, bone density testing, menopause treatment